California & Pacific Coastals

California & Pacific Coastals

Discover the best of the West Coast in style

Hug the scenic shores of the sun-kissed California coast, where inviting beaches, fascinating cities and exciting attractions await. Our relaxing 7-day California Coastal cruises offer a truly memorable vacation option with minimal planning for West Coast cruisers! And on itineraries with More Ashore Late Night calls, we stay until at least 9 p.m. in port so you can also experience some of the fabulous nightlife..

It’s amazing what a little sea spray can do for the soul. Voted "Best Cruises from the West Coast" by Cruise Critic, our California Coastal cruise vacations hug the shores of the sun-kissed Pacific Coast, where inviting beaches, fascinating cities and exciting attractions await. Wander Santa Barbara’s historic mission, explore charming Catalina Island and savor flavorful wines from Ensenada’s burgeoning wine country. Plus, these convenient roundtrip cruises are a great value — with international dining, comfortable accommodations, world-class entertainment, a Vegas-style casino and endless ocean views all included in your fare


West Coast Getaway

Perhaps you have limited vacation time or are simply looking for a few days away from it all – then consider a 3- or 4-day West Coast Getaway! With all the amenities of a longer cruise in a smaller package, our West Coast Getaway cruises offer a great value for your vacation dollar!

Wine Country Coastal

If the serenity of lush vineyards is more your style, join us for a 7-day Wine Country Coastal cruise that sails further up the scenic West Coast and offers wine tasting excursions in Santa Barbara, San Francisco and Astoria, as well as a pub crawl in Victoria, B.C.

Pacific Coastal Getaway

If you simply wish to go between ports – maybe to visit friends and relatives – along the coast on these “repositioning” cruises, our Pacific Coastal Getaways are a fun way to travel and still be catered as if you were taking a longer vacation. From ports such as San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle and Vancouver, B.C., there is something for everyone. And, think about extending your stay with a Cruise Plus Hotel Package.


California Coastal Cruises

Discover the allure of the golden coastline by catching one of California’s beautiful sunsets, sampling new varietals in wine country or sailing under the Golden Gate Bridge. With everything from sprawling beaches and rolling green hills to mist-veiled harbors, charming seaside towns and redwood forests, a voyage along the California Coast will leave you breathless.


Catalina Island, California

Santa Catalina Island has drawn Southern Californians for since the mid-1820s. That’s when the Pimungan tribe settled there, attracted by the island’s rich marine life.


But Catalina’s true popularity dates from 1919, the year Chicago chewing gum tycoon William Wrigley purchased the island development. Overnight Catalina secured its reputation as a playground for wealthy magnates and movie stars.

Since 1975, the Santa Catalina Island Conservancy has held most of Catalina in trust. Buffalo, imported for a 1924 movie, roam the island’s sere uplands. Offshore kelp beds shelter brightly colored Garibaldi fish, sea lions and seals. Gray whales pass on their annual migration, and dolphins are a frequent sight. It’s no wonder the island - home to America’s oldest fishing club - continues to woo weekend yachtsmen, deep-sea fishermen and divers as well as casual visitors content to explore Avalon’s quaint lanes.

Note: Your ship will anchor in Avalon and use launches to transport all passengers ashore.

  • Avalon

    With its Mediterranean climate, palm trees, fountains, charming shops and plentiful outdoor activities, this harbor village is equal parts small town island community, quality cultural resort and model ecological town.

  • Catalina Casino

    The epitome of glamour of a bygone era, this beautiful Casino overlooking the Avalon Harbor features art deco murals, a classic 1929 pipe organ and a world-famous Casino ballroom.

  • Botanical Gardens

    Built in 1935, this stunning botanical garden show casing plants from all over the world, features a memorial to Avalon developer William Wrigley, Jr. and commanding views of the bay.

  • Island Interior

    The perfect adventure destination, Catalina’s ruggedly beautiful interior is home to broad valleys, isolated coves, pristine beaches, two-thousand foot peaks and countless species of unique native plants and animals.

  • Marine Wildlife

    The blue waters surrounding Catalina feature undersea kelp gardens teeming with marine wildlife including garibaldi, Kelp Bass, Leopard sharks, bat rays, moray eels sardines.

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Ensenada, Mexico

Visitors are drawn to Ensenada’s warm Mediterranean climate, friendly atmosphere and easy access by land, air, and sea. Ensenada has become Mexico’s second most visited port of call for major cruise lines and pleasure boats.


Ensenada is located 70 miles south of the international border and only a 90-minute drive from San Diego.

  • La Bufadora

    The largest marine geyser in the world is located on the Punta Banda Peninsula. Watch as it blows upwards of 100 feet above sea level, hear its thunderous roar and expect to get wet!

  • Riviera del Pacifico

    This former casino attracted celebrities of the 1930s. Today you can tour its historic cathedral ballroom and salon. Stroll through the gardens and visit the Museum of History and city gallery.

  • Bodegas de Santo Tomas

    Founded in 1888, this winery is one of Baja’s premier vintners. Its varieties include cabernet, chardonnay, chenin blanc, merlot, pinot noir and more. Enjoy a tour and wine tasting.

  • Avenida Lopez Mateos

    Just a couple blocks from the pier is the main tourist shopping area where you can find pottery, silver jewelry, woven blankets and hats as well as duty-free items such as liquor and perfume.

  • Casa Dona Lupe

    Taste the sweet grapes of one of Mexico’s finest wineries, Casa Doña Lupe, where you’ll witness the wine-making process, from the crushing of grapes to fermentation, pressing, aging and bottling.

  • Guadalupe Valley Winery

    Often cited as North America’s next great wine country, Guadalupe is often compared to California’s Napa Valley. Sitting at the forefront of the Baja wine movement, the rustic landscape is dotted with over 100 wineries.

  • Mexican Folkloric Show

    Head to Riviera del Pacifico to listen to a lively Mariachi band, then let the costumed performers entertain you with authentic Mexican music and dance. It’s a folkloric fiesta!

Astoria, Oregon

As the oldest American settlement west of the Rockies, Astoria offers a rich history for your exploration. It was first visited by Captain Robert Gray in 1792, by the Lewis & Clark Corps of Discovery in 1805, then adventuresome pioneers by the thousands. Now its your turn to experience the excitement of exploring Astoria.


Within a 20 mile radius, one can see dozens of exciting attractions including Fort Stevens State Park, Fort Astoria, Heritage Center Museum, Flavel House Museum, Uppertown Fire Fighters Museum, Astoria Column and the Columbia River Maritime Museum, home to one of the nation’s finest displays of model ships and nautical artifacts.

Astoria offers other fun discoveries, such as historic Victorian homes and the beautiful 4.1 mile-long Astoria Bridge.

  • Astoria Column

    Built in 1926, this 125-foot tall structure sits atop Coxcomb Hill, Astoria’s highest point. The 164-step climb up to the observation deck offers majestic views of Astoria, the Pacific Ocean and Cascade Range.

  • Fort Stevens State Park

    Spanning 84 years as a military defense installation, this Civil War-era fort was fired upon during WWII by a Japanese submarine. Today, the Park offers 3,700 acres of history and beauty.

  • Wreck of the "Peter Iredale"

    The remnants of the four-masted sailing vessel ran ashore near the mouth of the Columbia River in 1906. Abandoned near Fort Stevens, the wreckage can still be seen.

  • Columbia River Maritime Museum

    Home to one of the West Coast’s most astounding collections of nautical artifacts, the Museum displays 24,000 square feet of exhibits including a remarkable floating lighthouse called Columbia.

  • Flavel House

    Built in 1885, this lovely home is one of the best-preserved examples of Queen Anne-style architecture in the Northwest. Its decorative exterior distinguished by a fourth-story cupola was seen in the movie "The Goonies."

  • Cannon Beach

    Surrounded by the rugged natural beauty of Oregon’s forests, ocean beaches and rivers, this charming coastal village is famous for Haystack Rock, a 235-foot tall rock formation that rests off shore.

  • Fort Clatsop

    Nestled in the verdant forests and wetlands of the Coastal Range, this 50-foot by 50-foot structure is a stunning replica of the seven-room fort built by members of the Lewis and Clark expedition.

  • Historic City of Wheeler

    Called "the little town with the million-dollar view," this charming little village sits on the edge of a beautiful bay, surrounded by lush, green hills that offer refuge from the prevailing Northwest wind and fog.

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Swim in the transparent waters, marvel at the wealth of marine life, relax on one of the white-sand beaches or try your hand at some of the finest sportfishing in the world


Millennia ago, Cabo San Lucas was part of the Mexican mainland. Then a massive rupture of the San Andreas Fault sent the waters of the Pacific crashing into the newly formed depression, creating the Sea of Cortez and the Baja Peninsula. Lying at the very tip of Baja, where the Pacific meets the Sea of Cortez, Cabo San Lucas - or "Cabo" - is one of the premier resort destinations in the Western Hemisphere.
Note: Your ship will anchor in Cabo San Lucas and use launches to transport all passengers ashore.

  • El Arco (the Arch) & Lover’s Beach

    This majestic rock formation, carved by the ocean currents, is the most recognized landmark in Cabo San Lucas. Located at Land’s End, around the corner from Lover’s Beach, it is a haven for sea lions.

  • San José del Cabo

    Stroll through the historical center of San Jose del Cabo and immerse yourself in the Spanish colonial character and charm preserved in the 18th-century architecture and cultural traditions.

  • Médano Beach

    Cabo’s most popular beach and main swimming area, Medano encompasses the east side of the harbor. An abundance of water sports, restaurants and street vendors add lively local color.

  • Todos Santos

    Located on the southern Baja Peninsula, this charming paradise lies between the desert and the Sierra Laguna mountain range. Quaint village life, abundant agriculture, and miles of unspoiled beaches abound.

  • Snorkeling

    Offering some of the best snorkeling in the Mexican Riviera, Cabo San Lucas is a marine sanctuary that’s home to a wide variety of colorful, thriving sea life just waiting to be encountered.

  • Dolphin Encounter

    Interact and ride through the water with the friendly dolphins at the renowned Cabo Dolphin Center. Educational encounters for kids include feeding, hugging and kissing these magical creatures.

  • Whale Watching

    Naturalist guides lead you on an adventure in search of the gray whale as it navigates the waters from Alaska to the Sea of Cortez on the longest migration of any mammal.

  • Outdoor Adventure

    Enjoy the scenery as your horse gently strolls upon the sand, soar through the canyons on a zipline tour, race through the water aboard a thrilling yacht or off-road through Mexico’s rugged interior!